Regular ramblings inspired by random rubbish.
‘I have to say I am a total sucker for a gorgeous photo and really big sexy type.
Recently I’ve noticed some particularly fine examples of both coming from each side of the Atlantic: firstly from UK Vogue’s Robin Derrick, and secondly from W’s Dennis Freedman, both of whom always know how to serve up this double helping impeccably every time.
It also helps that they work with the best fashion photographers in the world including Sorenti, Testino, and Alas and Piggot (shown above).’
AMERICAN PRESIDENT or ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ ?
PANIC ON THE STREETS
of London …
‘Ay? What did he say?’
(‘it’s President Obama Lizzy’)
‘Oh-Bummer? That’s an usual name … h-e-l-l–o M-r O-h-B-u-m-m-e-r … does he speak English? … I — S–A–I–D — H–E–L–L–O — ! ‘
‘It’s easy to be critical. It’s easy to expect more. It’s easy to be disappointed. It’s easy to pass the blame. But come on, talking is great but sometimes actions speak louder than words. Yes money does make the world go round but it can’t buy everything. More debt = more trouble. In truth, our only HOPE is dissatisfaction, because dissatisfaction ultimately leads to rebellion, and like it or not rebellion is the only path to CHANGE.’
‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Understanding is in the mind of the interpreter. Arrogance is in the heart of the ignorant.’
VIVA LA REVOLUTION!
‘Angry young men of the world unite. It’s time to fight. Time to break down the walls of complacency. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee.’
‘Living your life through the meaning of your horoscope has always seemed like an interesting way to live. Especially when everyone reads the same horoscope differently.
However, coincidence or not, for some years now the horoscopes published by UK Vogue have consistently mirrored month by month, without fail, my life’s events. Maybe it’s me … but I guess I’m the only one who’ll ever know.’
‘What is the protocol when it comes to walking down the sidewalk, opening a door, letting people on and off the subway – who has the ‘right-of-way’? In New York it seems it’s each man (person) for themselves.
Either people are so wrapped up in their own world they have no clue you’re there, or I’m invisible. Recently I’m leaning towards the later.’
STORM IN A TEA CUP
‘England, a country of fine china, Victoriana and delicate decorative delights. A country of tea drinking, weather challenged, anorak clad, train spotting and deliriously tabloid inspired individuals. A place where art and design have become so much part of the mainstream it’s everywhere.
A place where the European ‘Union’ has become a physical reality on a daily basis, despite ‘local’ opposition. A place that once was an Empire and is now a colony.’
PISSING UP STREAM
‘Like Hirst and Warhol, Jeff Koon’s ability to take the everyday and turn it into a ‘work-of-art’, and then sell that for a ridiculous amount of money, seems to be the perfect card-trick.
It’s true, Marcel Duchamp might be dead, but it’s no wonder his ‘Fountain’ urinal was voted the most influential pieces of modern art of all time.’
WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE?
‘The irony is that Osama bin Laden is probably living somewhere in the middle of America. Where else would be a better place to hide than in your enemies own backyard.
Conspiracy theories aside, it’s very possible that Mr Bush and Mr bin Laden are probably laughing it up right now somewhere in the middle of Texas. However … the real question is … “what’s in your fridge Osama bin Laden?” – judging by your living conditions in Afghanistan (above) there’s not much!’